Can interns manage their manager?
Today’s post is on mentors, mentee’s and all of the feel-good that surrounds what is right about these relationships. If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know I am a big proponent of mentors and I believe they can make one of THE LARGEST DIFFERENCES in a career.
Phone screen, the common mistakes
Phone screens are the great unknowns in the job interview process. I believe the phone interview is the easiest interview to prepare for and the intent of this post is provide reasons why and confidence. My goal is to change your view and potential fears of the phone interview.
Take control of your annual review
There is a lot of talk about Fortune companies moving away from annual reviews. I am sure this isn’t news to anyone reading this blog, but some quick-hit facts:
- GE, the company that made the annual review famous is moving away from the annual review for its 300K employees over the next couple of years.
HR Executive breaks down the pros and cons between the hand written and email thank you note after the interview. Which one makes or breaks your job search?
Job Interview Insight
I just had drinks with a couple of great friends/colleagues. Halfway through the conversation I literally burst out with a “F’ me, I’m a dumbass! I wish I had recorded this conversation, this would make a great blog post!” I immediately pulled out my phone and started taking notes in an attempt to capture this job interview insight.
The mentor program of all mentor programs
Last week I posted on the topic of why I believe most mentor programs fail. I would be remiss and irresponsible if all I did was bitch on any topic and not provide a solution.
Are mentor programs failing us?
I believe that one of the best things that any of us can do for our careers is to find and work with a mentor. Mentors have been there and done that, and with a mentor by our side, we don’t have to re-invent the wheel.